Director Scientific Advisory (Biologics)

at Catalent Pharma Solutions in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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Position Summary

The Director Scientific Advisory will work to advise biopharma innovators in developing new biologics therapeutic products (monoclonal antibodies, bi/multispecifics, nucleic acid therapies…) designing the right and tailored development, delivery and manufacturing solutions.

The position will partner with a broad range of external and internal CMC and DMPK experts across a broad range of modalities (small molecule, peptide, biologics, cell and gene therapy) to agnostically advise large or emerging biopharma innovators at every stage of product life cycle ranging from end-stage discovery, preclinical, Phase 1 up to technology transfer and commercial launch readiness.

The Director Scientific Advisory will be a very visible scientific leader elevating Catalent scientific leadership, increasing awareness on Catalent offerings, building trusted relationships with our partners and ultimately driving Catalent growth in Biologics. Position will report to Catalent Vice President Scientific Advisory.

This position represents a unique opportunity for the right leader to leverage strong drug development knowledge and experience to help Biologics innovators achieve their drug development goals. Being part of a diverse scientific team, the candidate will also be able to develop strength through assignments in new emerging modalities served by this group. The position is a senior scientific position as it will interact and develop relationships with executives from emerging biopharma and senior R&D leaders at key strategic partners including VCs.

The Role (daily responsibilities)

+ Directly act as a development, delivery and manufacturing expert providing novel customer partnership in Biologics with a patient first mindset: helping and advising innovators/customers in the design of the right and tailored solutions specific to their needs applying a technology/site agnostic mindset ; enhancing Catalent scientific presence at key hubs, raising awareness on Catalent’s scientific excellence and ultimately improving Catalent business development ability to win and work on more and higher-quality customer programs.

+ Work with Catalent business development to identify partners technical needs, analyse complex technical and scientific data package and determine the right solution (development strategy and pathway) tailored for each therapeutics and partners.

+ Develop Catalent scientific network in Biologics, elevate Catalent scientific brand, develop and engage with local/regional scientific communities. Be an active member of regional scientific associations.

+ Talk during high-profile scientific events and support Catalent scientific affairs and Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute in organizing and hosting scientific events at key-hubs. Develop right level scientific sessions and trainings at strategic partners, key customers and scientific hubs to support their needs.

+ Continuously grow and develop new scientific competencies to support and advise innovators in new/emerging scientific disciplines and modalities; technically and scientifically train and mentor new and existing Catalent business development teams.

+ Evolve Catalent scientific advisory process aiming to quality/breadth of our solutions, speed of response to innovators and ability to win new programs.

+ Work with our other R&D functions to identify KOLs and technology partnership opportunities aligned with our priorities and roadmaps.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

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Job Posting: JC228382875

Posted On: Nov 12, 2022

Updated On: Dec 11, 2022

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